1) Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you get into writing?
Tripadvisor was my gateway drug to authorship. I wrote up a completely factual holiday report, but using a comic style that I borrowed from Douglas Adams with a dash of Terry Pratchett and people loved it! It got over a hundred responses and it was as if a lightbulb had gone on. I can write! And I’ve been trying to prove it ever since
The report is still on-line and can be seen here https://goo.gl/CNUaCZ
2) What inspired you to write your book?
I thought it was a good idea. I’ve always hates the idea of an effect without a cause (lots of books have zombies, but very few explain *why* the dead are suddenly ambling around.) But I had an idea that would not only explain the sort-of-zombies but also why someone would want them.
3) What theme or message do you hope readers will take away from your book?
Hope. That there is always a way, there is always a sunrise.
4) What drew you into this particular genre?
Stephen King. I picked up Salem’s Lot on a whim mumbly years ago and loved the clear direct way he could tell a story, and I’ve been a fan ever since.
5) What social media site has been the most helpful in developing your readership?
Facebook. Everyone tells me that Twitter is the place to be, but as someone once said. A twit is like shouting in a crowded room.
6) What advice would you give to aspiring or just starting authors out there?
Keep on keeping on, and, it’s easier to correct a page of bad wring than a page of no writing
7) What does the future hold in store for you? Any new books/projects on the horizon?
My third book ‘One step way’ is being published soon. This opens with three suicide bombers who step out from their Bronx apartment to an alien world that will be their prison for the rest of their lives. My forth book (so far untitled) opens with two men driving their car into the Hudson River and deliberately drowning themselves.